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Keep­ing You Safe

As one of our stu­dents, keep­ing you safe is a top pri­or­i­ty of our college.

Giv­ing you access to advice and sup­port, equip­ping you with the tools to recog­nise dan­ger to you and to oth­ers, and pro­vid­ing you with a greater under­stand­ing of the dif­fer­ent aspects of stu­dent safe­ty and well­be­ing is cru­cial to your suc­cess as a stu­dent and ours as a col­lege. All schools and col­lege share these com­mit­ments and they are giv­en the term safe­guard­ing’.


What does ‘Safeguarding’ mean?

Safeguarding looks at keeping children, young people and adults safe from a wide range potential harm, and puts in procedures into place to prevent, as well as acting to stop harm.

We have a dedicated Safeguarding team that supports students in many different ways. They are the first port of call for any safeguarding concerns you may have.

In order to ensure that safeguarding referrals are dealt with efficiently and effectively, Nottingham College has a range of specially trained colleagues who can pick up and respond to any concerns.

First Response Officers (FROs) are our first point of contact for any safeguarding cases raised regarding learners. FROs have received additional training to be able to manage a range of safeguarding cases, and are ready to escalate concerns if serious cases are uncovered.

Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs) have received a higher level of training, and DSOs can manage cases regarding child protection or other social care related issues. DSOs also provide support and guidance to First Response Officers and other colleagues across the college regarding appropriate actions required.

You can meet the Safeguarding team here.

Support available

Our safeguarding team is on hand to support anyone who may be experiencing or at risk of:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Emotional or psychological abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Discrimination
  • Bullying (including cyber or text abuse)

You can talk to any member of staff, whether it’s a tutor, achievement coach or anyone you trust to share your concerns. Alternatively you can email a member of the Safeguarding Team with your worry at

If you are unsure who you can speak to about any abuse, harassment or bullying you can report your concerns confidentially to This email address is monitored by a trained member of staff who will action and respond to emails within 48 hours. Students should use their student email addresses to raise concerns, and any safeguarding issues will be raised with the safeguarding team.

You can find out more about our safeguarding commitments in our safeguarding policy.


Find out how Prevent is safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism both here in the UK and overseas.

British Values

Nottingham College is positively committed to creating an inclusive environment which is free from discrimination and where there is mutual respect and equality for all.